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Old 26th February 2014
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HDD Spindown

I may not be that old but I'm still from the time where we used external SCSI HDD's. I remember at the time that before disconnecting a disk we had for it to spin down. Of course that for an external SSD that is not required because there are no moving parts and we can assume that when we eject it from the OS we can safely disconnect it.
But what about modern HDD's? How long should we wait before disconnecting it? Can we disconnect them right away? Hope I can read your thoughts on this...
Old 27th February 2014
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As long as you eject the drive via the o/s, you're good to go.

WW
Old 27th February 2014
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I think it's three things.
1. Safe removal, so the OS has time to write remaining files to HD.
2. Alow it to park the heads (get off the platters).
That's almost instantly after removal from the OS.
3. Wait for the platters to spin down (15 sec?) to not stress the bearings.
Leo..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Way ➡️
As long as you eject the drive via the o/s, you're good to go.

WW
Even when the OS ejects the drive sometimes there is a delayed spin down order. I get a warning at times. Best thing is like stated above to wait a few moments. Still I remember being much longer with external SCSI.
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